A new Lego movie will be written and directed by Jason Segel.
Warner Bros is stepping up its Lego movie and has hired Jason Segel and Iron Man 3 writer Drew Pearce to work on a new spin-off movie titled The Billion Brick Race. Segel and Pearce will write and co-direct the project.
Jason Segel will write and direct a Lego Movie spin-off with Drew Pearce
Warners had an expected mega-hit with The Lego Movie and it's $469 million gross gave the studio enough confidence to start green-lighting spin-offs. It's already commissioned Ninjango for 2016, The Lego Batman Movie for 2017 and The Lego Movie 2 for 2018.
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'Sex Tape' actor Jason Segel has shared his most embarrassing moment ever - and it doesn't involve the bedroom.
Ok, so as we said yesterday, Sex Tape really isn't that bad. It's not the best comedy of the year - not by far - and it has a shaky premise (who in their right mind buys iPads for the entire family and connects them all to a personal iCloud account?), but it has likeable stars in Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel and isn't as dumb as its trailers make out.
Another criticism of the movie has been its tameness - this is barely blushing stuff, not the full-blown embarrassment we were promised. Besides, Segel has a far more embarrassing story than accidentally sending your own sex tape to friends and family.
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Although it presents itself as a rude sex comedy, this movie is actually a prudish exercise in simplistic moralising. A glut of sweary dialog and leery innuendo is certainly no replacement for properly adult-oriented humour. At least Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel are relatively reliable as actors who can keep their characters likeable, but even they struggle with the trite material. And as a cowriter, Segel only has himself to blame.
Diaz and Segel play Annie and Jay, a couple whose courtship consisted mainly of having lots of sex in as many unusual places as they could think of. So it's hardly surprising that marriage and parenthood feel like a disappointment. They never have time for sex now, so when Annie's blog improbably wins a lucrative publishing deal, they celebrate by leaving the kids with the grandparents for a sexy night on their own. To get things going, they decide to film themselves on their iPad, oblivious to the fact that the video is synchronised to all of the iPads they've given to their family, friends and clients over the last few months. So now they're in a mad dash to find them all and delete their sex tape.
Honestly, does anyone actually give iPads to everyone they know? This is such a naggingly stupid premise that it leaves everything that happens feeling utterly inane, especially their contrived ignorance about how the Cloud works. Diaz and Segel bring enough charm to the film to keep the audience watching, playing even the lamest jokes as if they're hilarious. And as they race between their friends and family members, each side actor gets their cameo-style moment in which they can try to steal the show. Although even here director Jake Kasdan (Bad Teacher) hedges away from the genuine gross-out comedy, which leaves first-rate comical performers like Corddry, Lowe and Black looking a bit lost.
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Cameron Diaz has commented on the celebrity nude hacking scandal currently rocking Hollywood.
Actress Cameron Diaz has hit out at the celebrity nude photo hacking scandal that has dominated the headlines this week, calling it "a major violation."
Diaz expressed her sympathy for the celebrities who were targeted
The actress made the comments whilst appearing on ITV's 'This Morning' to promote her new film Sex Tape, which sees her and Jason Segel play a couple who must retrieve a number of iPads they gave to friends as wedding favours in order to delete a sex tape they recorded which has been sent to the devices. This plot is particularly relevant to the current real life situation, which many are blaming on Apple's iCloud.
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In a week when Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton had explicit pictures and videos leaked onto the internet, Sony releases 'Sex Tape'
It's difficult to figure out whether the illegal leak of hundreds - possibly thousands - of explicit images of celebrities is a good or bad thing for Sony and the release of Sex Tape. That question would probably have been far less difficult to answer had Cameron Diaz been on the list alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian. All publicity is good publicity, right?
Cameron Diaz in 'Sex Tape'
Anyway, we imagine Sex Tape would probably have fared relatively well in the UK anyway and despite the internet (and those awful trailers) having you believe otherwise - this may even be worth the ticket price.
Continue reading: 'Sex Tape' Probably Isn't As Bad As You Think. Really.
'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' has zoomed past its production budget to establish itself as a true hit of 2014.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes confirmed itself as one of the biggest cinematic success stories of 2014 this weekend, holding off three new releases to top the box office for a second successive week with £36 million. The critically acclaimed movie swatted away competition from all corners, with horror The Purge: Anarchy, children's animation Planes: Fire and Rescue and comedy Sex Tape all failing to land significant blows.
Andt Serkis [R] shoots 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'
Following on from 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, 'Dawn' benefitted from hugely positive reviews to take around half of its opening weekend haul of $72.6 million. The movie has grossed $138.9 million so far.
In between blockbusters, the summer box office looks disappointing.
It’s time for the most highly anticipated part of the weekend – for studios, anyway – the box office roundup! Excited yet? Well, neither were movie-goers this week. Apocalyptic sci-fi prequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes won this week’s race with $36 million on its second weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. That counts as a 50% drop from its debut, but the Fox sequel had no trouble staying on top over horror sequel The Purge: Anarchy and the Cameron Diaz comedy Sex Tape, which is currently bombing in both reviews and earnings.
Dawn is holding up at the box office in its sexond weekend.
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Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo have tied the knot in a rustic ceremony in Mexico. The couple have been dating for two years and wed surrounded by 300 of their friends and family.
Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine are married!
'Sex Tape' suffered from poor reviews, and things got worse at the box-office.
Sony's Cameron Diaz starrer Sex Tape opened to just $5.7 million on Thursday, tracking towards a $16 million overall weekend. The comedy, which cost $40 million, suffered frightfully bad reviews and scored just 19% on reviews aggregating website Rotten Tomatoes.
Cameron Diaz [L] and Jason Segel [R] in 'Sex Tape'
Elsewhere, the top movie on opening night was horror The Purge: Anarchy, which earned a solid $13 million. The original movie opened last June to a $16 million Friday and went on to gross $34 million on its opening weekend. Anarchy should gross around $27 million by the end of the weekend, three times its production budget.
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If you have plans to see Cameron Diaz and Jason Segal in 'Sex Tape' this weekend, you may want to think twice after reading five of the worst reviews from critics.
Sex Tape has been universally panned by critics, which is hardly surprising considering its unimaginative title or what it deals with.
Cameron Diaz stars in Sex Tape.
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The clothes were kept on for the raunchy comedy’s L.A. premiere
Stars Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel led the red carpet at the premiere of their new movie, Sex Tape in Los Angeles. In the comedy, Diaz and Segel play a married couple, who decide to spice up their relationship by making their own x-rated ‘home movie’. However their plan goes awry when the film leaks, leaving the couple struggling to retrieve it from the Cloud network before they suffer a major embarrassment. But luckily for the film’s stars there were no embarrassing moments on the film's red carpet as the sun shone and they showcased their fabulous summer fashions.
First up was star Cameron Diaz, who played up on the film’s risqué tone, by sporting a semi-sheer jumpsuit. Featuring long sleeves and a polka dot pattern, the black silk jumpsuit was the perfect look for a summer night out and showcased Cameron’s incredible figure. The actress topped off the look by keeping her hair loose and wearing eye catching red lipstick.
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